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TOPICS OF THE DAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
TOPICS OF THE DAY Selected by Thejiterar / D ^ st PRODUCED BIT TIMELY FILMS . INC . Distributed by Pathe Here lies in peace Sylvester Stew , he learned to make his own home brew . —American Legion Weekly . Patriotism is not open to argument . There is only one side to it —the Red , White and Blue side . —Toledo Blade . Has your husband a good ear for music ? I m afraid not . He seems to think everything he hears played in church is , a lullaby . —Boston Transcript . This armless man can pick up pins with his toes . Thatls nothing . I know a . girl who can pick up a man with her eyes , —Florida Times Union . S . S . Teacher : Billy , what prayer does your father say before you eat your dinner ? Billy : Kids , go slow on -the butter , now ! It s 69 cents a pound . —San Francisco News . My -wife says she would be speechless with amazement if I should spend an evening at home . Trying to bribe you , eh ? ¦ _ ¦ —Town Topics . Herelies the body of Jim Lake Tread softly all who pass ; He t...
PERSONALITIES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
PERSONALITIES Among the many successful contests now being conducted on the Loew southern and southwestern circuits by the live-wire executive staff and publicity department of that section , is one to determine the most attractive usherettes . Group photos of the usherettes in the various Loew houses are being published weekly in Loewgram , the house organ of the circuit . The beautiful . new lounging room for artists in the Palace theatre at Cincinnati is nearing completion . Nothing will be spared to make it one of the comfort spots of the circuit , according to Manager R . H . Beattie . Bee Palmer , who some months ago suffered a nervous breakdown while playing vaudeville engagements in New York , returned the first- of this week from Chicago , and announced that she has regained her health completely and would soon resume her stage work . It develops that her ailment was caused primarily by dental trouble . Fortunately for vaudeville patrons her famous shoulders are not affecte...
OiOiTOftvswisw ^ [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
OiOiTOftvswisw ^ ^ jt &amp; SlLwm TtARSOftLLO VANCOUVER , B . C , Aug . 19 , 1920 . The - Canadian Pacific Railway Company certainly does try to show Orpheumites they appreciate having the artists on the tour as their passengers . All one has to do on a C . P . R . train is to mention the fact that , he is an Orpheum artist en tour and they immediately extend the welcome of the . whole system . It is a well run railroad and their corps of train employees understand the value of courtesy . In Calgary I stopped at the ; Canadian Pacific hotel , the Falliser . Some hotel I Altho there ¦ was a big , convention headquartering in the ; hotel they unlocked one of their best rooms when I told them Mr . Flint of the Orpheum sent me over . Leaving Calgary for Vancouver I once again played hookey from our congenial troupe and waited over to make the trip on train number seven of the C . P : R . The balance of the show had their own sleeper attached to train number one . . Train 7 was c...
CHICAGO NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
CHICAGO NOTES CHICAGO , ILL ., Sept . 2 . Jones , Linick &amp; Schaefer announce the personel of their executive and theatre staffs for the new season of 1920-1921 . Norman E . Field is general manager of all their interests ; while Ralph T . Kettering acts as their general representative . J . C . Matthews is general booking manager , while John J . Jones is the executive vaudeville booking director . Sadie Kusell is assign , to Mr . Matthews . The Rialto Theatre is managed by Wi | . liam Rosenblum , with George Burdick and AI De Veto as assistant managers . McVickers Theatre is managed by J 0 nn G . Burch , with Chester Amberg and Starr Walsh as assistant managers . The Randolph Theatre is managed U Louis J . Jones , with Walter Moore and Jack Karno as assistant managers . The Orpheum Theatre is managed by George H . Moore , with Mike Simons as assistant manager . Mr , Moore is also manager of the Lyric Theatre . The Bijou Dream is managed by Sig . mund Faller , with Ben A...
NOTES FROM THE WEST [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
NOTES FROM THE WEST DENVER , COLO ., Sept . 2 . The Street Railway strike is still on . All amusements are suffering as a result . Louis Levand , manager of the Empress Theatre , is also secretary of the Denver Post . Joseph Herbert , J r ., has forsaken vaudeville and is playing one of the leading roles in Buddies , a Selwyn production . Walmsly and Keating will complete a tour of forty weeks for the Loew circuit in Chicago week of the 30 th of August . This well known ¦ team opens September 26 th , in Peoria ¦ for the W . V . M . A . Artists en route East from the Coast experience hardship in this city obtaining sleeping accommodations .. One team was forced to buy : a drawing : room to Chicago prefering that to sitting up for two nights . Many artists-complaih ; of : the treatment accorded them by the Standish hotel here . It is said that the management of that hostelry has openly suggested that theatre people look elsewhere for accommodations , that they didn t care for their pa...
OUf FRISCO WAY [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
OUf FRISCO WAY By JACK STRATTON SAN FRANCISCO , CAL ., Aug . 31 . Leo Singer , manager of Singer s Midgets , inserted a new finish for the final drjll scene , and a lion mystery in the magician number for the act s second week at the local Orpheum . The new finish brings every member of the company and all the menagerie on the stage to take the final bows . Ben Solomon , carpenter with Oliver and Olp , is 1 entertaining his sister , Miss Jean Solomon , a Salt Lake girl , .. while the act plays its . Orpheum engagement . George Lovett , of . Ldvett s Concentration , played golf five days here prior to his Orpheum opening . Two Chinese Chow dogs were bought by Singer s Midgets from an oriental boat crew which came into port this week . The dogs , when old , enough , will be added t ° the act . Orpheum stage door man Fred Sheldon s dahlia garden , now in the heighth of bloom , furnishes back stage flowers for dressing rooms and thereby proves to be one of t lC sensations of San Francis...
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
LOST MAIL DEPARTMENT Unclaimed and uncalled for mail only is listed here . THE VAUDEVILLE MEWS should not be used as a permanent mailing address , the N . V . A . having a splendid department for that purpose . Managers throughout the country , as well as booking offices and others , are urged to send all their dead letters to this office from time to time . We will sort and file them and publish the list . No letter is listed more than one time . In , writing for a letter , be sure and allow plenty of time for it to reach you on your route , and when convenient enclose ielf-addressed envelope . Do not write the N . V . A ; for letters listed herewith . Address THE VAUDEVILLE NEWS , 1562 Broadway , New York , N . Y . Abrams , George Adams &amp; Reese Anderson , Howard AVery , Miss Ruth Baker , Mr . Bert Deck , Mr . Fred E . Heck , Mr . Morton Belaud , Miss Millie fcare of Ho —an Players ) Bennett , C . W . liensee &amp; Baird Bernard , Mr . Jos . E . Bernard , Mr . M...
ON THE LOEW CIRCUIT [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
ON THE LOEW CIRCUIT By JIMMY LYONS WASHINGTON , D . C , September 2 . Upon being asked what he thought of present conditions , A . Julian Brylawski , owner of the Cosmos Theatre here , said : Never in my eleven years connected with theatricals do I remember when the spirit of harmony and good fellowship reigned as supreme as at the present time . While on the subject of harmony I wish to commend both the crews at the Strand and Cosmos ( both of which I spent much time with ) on their untiring efforts to make the stay of the Artist pleasant . . Lydia Barry is at Keiths this week , also Chic Sale , and both are proving big favorites judging by the comments I ve heard . George M . Cohan s Genius and the Crowd opened here to capacity . Marmy . Stutz , manager here of Loews Columbia , is a regular . When playing here look him up , and hell do what he can to help you enjoy your stay . ¦
CELEBRATE OPENING OF NEW B . S . MOSS OFFICES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
CELEBRATE OPENING OF NEW B . S . MOSS OFFICES The opening of the new offices of B . S . Moss in the Palace Theatre building last Friday was made the occasion for an auspicious get-together meeting , participated in by scores of managers , agents , artists and vaudeville employees . No more democratic affair of its kind has ever been held . Mr . Moss himself was on hand throughout the day to greet his many well-wishers . He had a hearty greeting for every person who called , whether it was a circuit head or a stenographer . Mr . Moss , who is secretary of the Vaudeville Managers Protective Association and one of the most enthus i astic and consistent workers in behalf of that organization and the N . V . A ., expressed the hope that the coming year would see many additional improvements in the business and indicated by his actions his sincere belief in the policy of artists and managers meeting on common ground for their mutual welfare and advancement . His new quarters are among the...
I IN THE LAND OF PRESIDENTS [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
I IN THE LAND OF PRESIDENTS By MILLICENT EASTER COLUMBUS , OHIO , Sept . 2 . Real fraternal spirit is being shown by the two men who usually preside in the box-office of the B . F . Keith theatre here . Ralph E . Evans , assistant treasurer , who has been living at 466 North Garfield avenue , was married Sunday in Cleveland to Miss Nellie Sands , also of Columbus . Present as best man and matron of honor were Mr . and Mrs . Lamar Funslon . The former is the treasurer of the Keith house . The ceremony , to keep matters still further in the family , was performed by a brother-in-law of Mr . Funston . The newly married couple are spending their honeymoon in a Great Lakes cruise , accompanied by their friends . But this is not all . When the four return late this week they are to occupy together a double dwelling at 298-300 Linwood avenue , Both Funston and Evans have been with me since they were in short trousers and I am glad to see them get married and continue their life-long friend...
WITH THE JUNIOR N . V . A . 'S [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
WITH THE JUNIOR N . V . A . S No , dear folks , this Is NOT William Jennings Bryan at the age of three ! But It Is one of the best juvenile Imitations of the well known Nebraskan that we have ever seen . The real identity of the young gentleman we will now divulge to you . He Is no other than Eddie ( Thanks ) Kelly , Jr ., son of the wel known vaudeville couple , Eddie and Margaret Kelly . Eddie , Jr ., has traveled over 29 . 000 miles in his brief but eventful career and is truly a child of the stage . He was three years old In July and when he grows up everyone ex pects him to be as clever and versatile as his well known father of the same name .
ORPHEUM BREEZES FROM CALIFORNIA [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
ORPHEUM BREEZES FROM CALIFORNIA By W . H . CLINE LOS ANGELES . CAL ., Sept . 2 . jork Wyatt took his Scotch band un to Arrowhead hosnital for disabled soldiers ourini ; the week s layoff in Los Aneeles , and ( rave a show for the sick boy « . Needl es t 0 fav , it was a hit , though Jock says the Sr « t &lt; -h got as much enjoyment out of 11 as did the soldiers . Jeannette Childs , during her layoff here ,. as been enjoying the fun at Catalina , where s ] , e wert fi . hing . She savs she ught a Jewfish , but she is not showing an J pictures to prove it . Percy Bronson , rusticating hereabouts I 0 a week or so , is out on the Wm . Kolb ( 0 &lt; Kolb &amp; DHl ) ranch . Winnie Baldwin , his wife , is at home with her three babies . There is a report that the ranch is very moist , though there hasnt been a rain hereabouts for months . Frank Dobson , . of The Sirens is planning to meet Wild Horse Kennedy , a former pal of his in their roundup days , when Dobson...
ONE SIDE OF THE GRAND LOUNGE AT THE N . V . A . CLUB [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
ONE SIDE OF THE GRAND LOUNGE AT THE N . V . A . CLUB This view shows a part of the grand lounge at the N . V . A . Club , 229 West 46 th street , New York City , looking into the main dining room , ball room and theatre . The club In this photo Is In its winter dress . At the present writing the beautiful tapestries and furnishings are covered with special summer designs , giving the place a cool and refreshing appearance , but soon they will be removed and the club will enter Into another active season , filled with pleasure , comfort and home-like affairs for the vaudevillian while he Is In New York .
N . V . A . netiM NOTES [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
N . V . A . netiM NOTES One of the most pleasant V affairsof the summer at the club was the dinner given Tuesday night , August 24 th , by Bob Hall , in honor of Jack Ostermans eastern debut at the Royal . The party assembled at a long , beautifully-decorated table in the center of the main dining room . There were special printed menu cards , a feature of which was a tribute in verse to the guest of honor , written by Bob Hall . The dinner itself was one of those famous Hulburt Specials and Manager Hulburt personally superintended the preparation and serving of it . ;¦ The following guests made 1 : up the party : Maurice Price , RoccoVqcco , Mr . and Mrs . Gus Edwards , Colonel Gimp , Mr . and Mrs . J . J . Rosenthal , Neville Fleeson ,. Jack Osterman . Lois Josephine , Mr . and Mrs . , Bob ¦ Hall , William Bloom , Leo Morrison , Henry Chesterfield , AI Darling , Mr . and Mrs . M . A . Kratis , Mr . and Mrs . Henry Trout , Celia Bloom , Lester Hammel , Miss Billie Billikin , Mike L...
"ANOTHER SURPRISE " [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 3 September 1920
ANOTHER SURPRISE By L . LEW REED Asst . Mgr ., Riverside Theatre , N . Y . City Mr . E . F . Albee has requested all signs removed from-, the , walls of the dressing rooms , stage , and bulletin boards , telling the actor what not to do . The only signs to-remain are those in regard to baggage and the NO SMOKING placard . . The above has been criticized by the performer for years , and in a number of . cases theiactor has said he was not superstitious , and didn t believe in signs . . Now then , will the artist co-operate wit the . management and refrain . from using remarks and - actions that they know are objectionable , and save the constant CUTS that occur every Monday after the first show ? Let s try . I might add that the real * performer doesn t -stand in the entrances so that the audience can see him and have to be loli of the offense . It not only detracts from the act on the stage , but the person who ¦ seen by the audience kills his own stock in trade , for they are no at...
POKEN REQUEST BEATS THE PRINTED PLACARD [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 10 September 1920
POKEN REQUEST BEATS THE PRINTED PLACARD [ ichigan Manager Believes in Approaching Artists in Friendly and Courteous Manner The recent action of Mr . E . F . Ubee in ordering removed from tages on the Keith Circuit all signs dvising artists as to what they hould or should not use in their cts was made known to him by ranagers throughout the country fho are members of-the V : M . P . I . Many of them are following uit , and some have replied that hey had never found it necessary o post such signs in the first place . Typical of these letters is one from- , Iarence L . Dean , Manager of the impress Theatre , Grand Rapid s , tfich , who declares he has always ound it best topersonally request he artist to omit objectionable ines or songs , and his success at his he attributes to the fact that t is always a request and not a demand . His letter . on the subect , and Mr . Albee s reply , make nteresting reading and they are lerewith reproduced in full : EMPRESS THEATRE \ I GRAND RAPIDS , ...
THE WHITE MARBLE BOX [Newspaper Article] — Vaudeville News — 10 September 1920
THE WHITE MARBLE BOX Have you seen it ? On the counter , at the main desk , at the N . V . A . Club ? It is there for your use , and you can make it save you a lot of trouble with your baggage . -.,. • When you want your trunks moved on Sunday , or Monday , or Wednesday ( for the split week)—you will find they will be moved promptly , and will be at the theatre you are to play here—if you will just put your baggage checks in an envelope , and drop them in the little white marble box , with a memo for the place , of delivery . The clerk at the desk and the baggage man will attend to the rest . Saves you a lot of trouble , and no-. extra expense .